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Aligns emergency planning and operations conducted under the U.S. Repatriation Program and establishes structures for interagency coordination during emergency operations.

The fact sheet provides an overview of the program, eligibility criteria, and services provided.

Repatriation is the return of a U.S. citizen from a foreign country. The U.S. Repatriation Program provides temporary assistance to citizens and their dependents to return home following a Department of State coordinated mass evacuation.

Repatriation

June 22, 2020

The U.S. Repatriation Program was established in 1935 under Section 1113 of the Social Security Act to provide temporary assistance to private U.S. citizens and their dependents identified by the Department of State (DOS) as having returned from a foreign country to the United States because of destitution, illness, war, threat of war, or a similar crisis, and are without available resources.

States activated by OHSEPR for emergency repatriation use form RR-08 to request assistance from the federal government.

U.S. Repatriation Emergency and Group Processing Form - RR-01

The Emergency and Group Repatriation Financial Form: Expenditure Statement for Reimbursement form (RR-02) should be completed by the state designated agency and ACF authorized support agency to request reimbursement of reasonable and allowable costs incurred as a result of (1) ACF activation of the State Emergency Repatriation Plan (SERP), or (2) ACF interagency agreement, or similar mechanism, in support of an emergency or group repatriation.

The  U.S. Repatriation Program Temporary Assistance and Extension Request Form (RR-07) allows individuals with an open repatriation case who are determined to be handicapped in attaining self-support or self-care for such reasons as age, disability, and lack of educational preparation as defined by 45 CFR 211 & 212 to request additional time for repayment of repatriation services.

The Repatriation Loan Waiver and Deferral Request Form (Form RR-03) is to be completed by individuals who have received temporary assistance through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Repatriation Program, and want to request a waiver or deferral of their repatriation loan.

All financial, medical, transportation and other temporary assistance provided through the repatriation program must be repaid, unless a waiver is granted by an authorized HHS officer. Form RR-05 requires recipients to acknowledge privacy and repayment obligations.